find: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fīnd), [key]
— v., n. found, find•ing,
- to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street.
- to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness.
- to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks.
- to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true.
- to gain or regain the use of: His anger finally helped him find his tongue.
- to ascertain by study or calculation: to find the sum of several numbers.
- to feel or perceive: He finds it so.
- to become aware of, or discover (oneself&hasp;), as being in a condition or location: After a long illness, he found himself well again. She woke to find herself at home.
- to discover: Columbus found America in 1492.
- to find a person guilty.
- to determine after judicial inquiry:to find a person guilty.
- to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
- to provide or furnish: Bring blankets and we'll find the rest of the equipment for the trip.
- (of farm animals) to give birth to: The brown cow found a calf yesterday.
- to determine an issue after judicial inquiry: The jury found for the plaintiff.
- to come upon game.
- See(def. 12).
- to discover where one's real interests or talents lie, and follow them: After trying many occupations, he finally found himself and became an account executive.
- They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.
- to discover or confirm the truth of (something).
- to detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
- to uncover the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone):They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.
- an act of finding or discovering.
- something found; a discovery, esp. a valuable or gratifying one: Our cook was a find.
- a discovery of game, esp. foxes.
- find (Thesaurus)